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Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:29 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
And, as I have said repeatedly, I am waiting for...

And, as I have said repeatedly, I am waiting for a good argument as to why a thing that already works should have a new requirement added.

We'll leave for later the issue of whether politicians...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 15,354
Posted By bruto
No surprise there, of course, but it certainly is...

No surprise there, of course, but it certainly is an odd world, in which a person who, according to some threads, at least understands some motives for abortion, approves of sex education and birth...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Do they not have effective policies? Are they...

Do they not have effective policies? Are they not subject to review? The question here is whether such policies should be required, and by whom they should be required, and why.

I have yet to...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
It doesn't really matter why the MPAA does what...

It doesn't really matter why the MPAA does what it does, or what alternatives it fears. Nor does it matter for this argument whether they are good guys or bad guys or whether one agrees with how they...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 15,354
Posted By bruto
Pardon me for the sloppy quote, though I don't...

Pardon me for the sloppy quote, though I don't think it makes a difference. You're fine for his having his own voice, but fine for his not, it seems. And that, I think, is a poor decision.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Think a moment about what you are saying here. ...

Think a moment about what you are saying here. You are arguing against your own point by accident, I think. Yes, movie ratings exist, and nobody is calling for their abolition. Movie ratings are...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 15,354
Posted By bruto
No, but that's not really what you said when you...

No, but that's not really what you said when you said all you want him to do is that. It's one thing to want him to do what you like, but even if I agreed with you on what that is, I'd want him...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 142,043
Posted By bruto
With any luck soon those between Herschel...

With any luck soon those between Herschel Walker's ears will be looking for something to do.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 08:28 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Do you? Is there some report you know of that...

Do you? Is there some report you know of that others do not, outlining such an event or its results?

Of course, in this varied society which includes extremists, moral scolds and liars as well...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 24th November 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 53,244
Posted By bruto
I've had three boosters - I'm as full of death as...

I've had three boosters - I'm as full of death as a drugstore, running on pure cussedness now.
Forum: Trials and Errors 24th November 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 23,144
Posted By bruto
Deterrence is always a thorny issue, and of...

Deterrence is always a thorny issue, and of course the continuing existence of crime shows that it has little if any effect on those who believe they will not be caught in the first place. It will...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,616
Posted By bruto
Lying and innunendo and skulduggery can cause a...

Lying and innunendo and skulduggery can cause a lot of damage, and one can say the damage is a reward to the liar, but in the big picture, which I seem to recall some are fond of, a result is not...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 518
Views: 15,354
Posted By bruto
It would sound a lot more like your odd bit of...

It would sound a lot more like your odd bit of paraphrasing if Walker's opponent were not, so incredibly obviously, also a Black man from the south. This is not about being a Black man from the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 23rd November 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By bruto
I think this was a favorite issue of the late...

I think this was a favorite issue of the late poster here, Marplots. He often got cussed as a contrarian (and he could be annoying at times anyway) because he refused to accept a bad argument even...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd November 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
There was a little animated short based on this...

There was a little animated short based on this too. Vermont Public TV uses these as space fillers, and it was one for a while.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd November 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,044
Posted By bruto
Assume just typo in link description, it's...

Assume just typo in link description, it's attempted first degree murder.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 22nd November 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 53,244
Posted By bruto
Don't worry, we have it on good authority that...

Don't worry, we have it on good authority that this freedom far outweighs the fatal harm done by liberal sentiments.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd November 2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
And let us not forget that it is not just overt...

And let us not forget that it is not just overt sexuality that is the issue here, but social organization which has a sexual component. Books about gay couples or bullied transsexual kids, and the...
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Yes, but it's' important whose arbitrary opinions...

Yes, but it's' important whose arbitrary opinions count. Who should set library policies, politicians or librarians? Well, politicians of course. They know everything anyone needs to know.
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
It may be true that one cannot speak for every...

It may be true that one cannot speak for every library system, but there's no evidence that Ashcroft is speaking for any.
Forum: USA Politics 21st November 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By bruto
One of the bestselling Right Behind series.

One of the bestselling Right Behind series.
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,742
Posted By bruto
I think this is a difference that some people...

I think this is a difference that some people just never quite catch on to - the difference between a privilege and a right. If you get rid of a dictator you disagree with and install one you agree...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By bruto
I think it comes down to this: if Trump is...

I think it comes down to this: if Trump is tried, he will lie and throw stuff and behave badly as he always does, and there's a significant chance his brain-dead base will respond badly as they...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,348
Posted By bruto
I think Warp is rignt insofar as its not...

I think Warp is rignt insofar as its not affecting the big scheme of things and the ultimate outcome of the trial.

But I think even if the ranting of a dangerous demagogue stirring up violent...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,742
Posted By bruto
If there weren't pretty abundant evidence that...

If there weren't pretty abundant evidence that Musk is what he is, and his idea of free speech as muddled as it is, a recreational conspiracy theorist could put together a pretty good argument that...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
I suspect if such a program is actually...

I suspect if such a program is actually implemented, it might suffer the same fate as Virginia governor Youngkin's hot tip line wherein students were encouraged to report instances of "divisive"...
Forum: USA Politics 20th November 2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
If the proposal is deemed objectionable, adding a...

If the proposal is deemed objectionable, adding a rider doesn't make it less so, especially if it doesn't accomplish anything anyway. In this case, libraries already have what appears to be an...
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
It would appear that it's a policy. Whether it's...

It would appear that it's a policy. Whether it's a requirement or not, and whether it is in any way tied to state funding, though, I do not know. The law under question is a requirement, and is...
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 85,953
Posted By bruto
So the essence of this is that the answer to...

So the essence of this is that the answer to crime is better crime. I don't think Democrats are stupid either, but they may be handicapped by the unfortunate realization that a victory is meaningless...
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Agreed. It's not really the realm of this law....

Agreed. It's not really the realm of this law. Even if it were, though, I doubt it would be in it, because this, like most such laws, is purely negative. It's not in any way a law intended to...
Forum: USA Politics 19th November 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 85,953
Posted By bruto
Kind of like the parent saying "shut up or I'll...

Kind of like the parent saying "shut up or I'll give you something to really cry about," or the murderous ex abuser yelling "If I can't have her nobody can." They throw their bombs and stand in the...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Alas, I'm old enough to remember when it as...

Alas, I'm old enough to remember when it as Conservatives trying to do what they're trying to do all over again. The main difference is that now when someone asks "have you no decency," the answer...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 85,953
Posted By bruto
I'm sure the kind Mrs. Boebert, recognizing her...

I'm sure the kind Mrs. Boebert, recognizing her opponent's desire to end the competition, decided oh so prudently not to get into a classing contest.
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 142,043
Posted By bruto
Not that I would expect anything good, or for...

Not that I would expect anything good, or for that matter constitutionally consistent, from these clowns, but their overturning of Roe v. Wade was based on the premise that some subjects themselves...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 142,043
Posted By bruto
No doubt they thought the price worth the risk. ...

No doubt they thought the price worth the risk. But like the drunk who thinks he's buying a blow job and wakes up the next morning with empty pockets and a missing kidney, it's hard to feel too...
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 38,960
Posted By bruto
What I just heard is that she had planned to step...

What I just heard is that she had planned to step down from the leadership post already, but that the attack is a reason she did not include stepping down from Congress itself.
Forum: USA Politics 18th November 2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Of course, it should be noted that one sexual...

Of course, it should be noted that one sexual orientation, albeit the majority one which the bigots like, is heterosexuality, which, if the law were not so obviously the creation of bigots with tiny...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By bruto
That, but I must say I would also not mind so...

That, but I must say I would also not mind so much if, paroled, he joined the army of the demented, roaming the street with soup stained red tie streaming, cadging dimes for his next campaign,...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
You conspicuously highlight the part that...

You conspicuously highlight the part that suggests a cure is needed, and conspicuously do not highlight the part that is what nearly everyone here is disputing - the idea that the agency of...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
But this is NOT really an issue of a parent being...

But this is NOT really an issue of a parent being able to restrict what his own child can access. It is about a parent who cannot control what his own kids do, restricting what every other child in...
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
If you're going to give standing to anyone, then...

If you're going to give standing to anyone, then my standards will do.
Forum: USA Politics 17th November 2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By bruto
There's nothing bizarre about it. There's no "as...

There's nothing bizarre about it. There's no "as opposed to" here. You can condemn people for advocating killing someone, and condemn him for advocating killing others. You can do both. It's not...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
No, it does NOT go both ways. Having a right is...

No, it does NOT go both ways. Having a right is not the flip side of abolishing it. Abolishing a right is by its very nature obligatory, while having a right is by its very nature not obligatory. ...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
Do you have some evidence that libraries now in...

Do you have some evidence that libraries now in existence are not doing that job, or regulated in ways that that job can be done? The law in question does not, as far as I can see, address sexually...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By bruto
All right, I'll bite. I do not want him killed. ...

All right, I'll bite. I do not want him killed. I would not mourn for a second if he drops dead. I believe he should be discredited, imprisoned, and fined into bankruptcy, with little career...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,766
Posted By bruto
You know, in another thread, a person often...

You know, in another thread, a person often guilty of the equivocal "I don't condone violence, but...." kind of statement pointed to this one, and maybe he's right. I think either you condone it or...
Forum: USA Politics 16th November 2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 6,551
Posted By bruto
No, but silencing is not the same as the power to...

No, but silencing is not the same as the power to censor that is suspected here.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th November 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,138
Posted By bruto
Yes, you presented their interpretation (or at...

Yes, you presented their interpretation (or at least the results of your study of it) and appear to consider that the only correct one, which to my mind looks like sharing it. A parable is...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th November 2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,138
Posted By bruto
It seems that, like many of those you oppose, you...

It seems that, like many of those you oppose, you conflate agreement with understanding, and cannot imagine that a person can disagree with you if he's read what you said.

No matter how large a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th November 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,138
Posted By bruto
It seems hard for some to imagine, but believing...

It seems hard for some to imagine, but believing you're wrong about one thing is not the same as apologizing for Jesus.

Your argument from Paul seems oddly contradictory, since, according to...
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